Feature Article

Packaging is focus at Lipton's new tea party

A new rectangular paperboard can, new graphics, new glass jars, even some product reformulation, are all part of a major remake for Lipton powdered iced tea mix. New Natural Brew line aims at ready-to-drink market.
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Controls Product Brief

Margarine filling system

Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) will demonstrate its new Fast-Pak 1x2 DK margarine filling system at the Jagenberg booth. It fills 1- to 10-oz preformed cups at speeds to 80/min.
Added in the middle of last year, Tree Top?s PP closure includes a liner made of foamed PP and EVA copolymer. The materials sol
Feature Article

Cap and liner top Tree Top's switch to PET

Changing from glass to heat-set PET boosts sales of apple juice and cider by 60% on 1-gal bottles. PP closure and EVA liner provide tamper-evidence and eliminate labor-intensive cap inspection.
Cap feeder delivers caps to capper, which has a removable brass chute end (inset) dedicated to each cap size. No tools are neede
Feature Article

Versatility drives Shrader line design

A short while ago, contract packager Shrader Canada rarely filled more than 8ꯠ bottles of liquid automotive products per shift. A new and versatile line now lets the firm reach 26ꯠ per shift .
Materials Product Brief

In-line screw cappers

Designed for medium speed applications, The New Resina Corp.'s (Brooklyn, NY) NRC-30 and NRC-40 capping machines reach speeds to 150 and 250 containers/min, respectively.
Reciprocating pickup head mechanically grips a case load of cups (left) and delivers them to a waiting case blank (above
Feature Article

Marigold sweetens sour cream line

New line lets Marigold Foods double its filling speeds for 8-, 12-, 16-, 24- and 32-oz cups of sour cream or yogurt. Programmable limit switch plays a key role, too.
After discharging from the liquid nitrogen chiller, deodorant containers index to this capper for application of polypropylene c
Feature Article

Deodorant sticks chill big time in small space

Tom's of Maine doubles its production of stick deodorants by adding an in-line chiller that uses liquid nitrogen to rapidly cool the hot-filled product.
Controls Product Brief

High-speed capper

PMC Industries' (Hackensack, NJ) new high-speed capper applies pump caps at speeds to 300/min. A programmable controller governs machine operations, including the flow of caps from the sorter and automatic shutdown in case of overloads at transfer points.
Controls Product Brief

High speed bottle fillers

Krones (Franklin, WI) VP electro-pneumatic bottle fillers accurately fill plastic or glass bottles within ±2 mm fill-height accuracy, and at speeds to 1겨/min, depending on model and bottle size.
Filled and capped bottles
Machine Case Study

Seals create I-D for lubricant

Induction-sealed PVC bottles that don't leak enable Westridge Laboratories to introduce personal lubricant to the pharmaceutical market and boost sales substantially.


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